Crime / Workload Statistics

Trends

The Puget Sound region continues to see a general decrease in crime over the past several years. During 2010, the “Crime Rate” in Edmonds again decreased, coming in at 22.7, down from 24.8 in 2009. During that same 2009 to 2010 time period, Edmonds saw an in the number of reported rapes (38 to 41) and an increase in arsons (11 to 14). A decrease was observed in the number of motor vehicle thefts (52 to 48), and larcenies (666 to 616), with further decreases being observed in the number of aggravated assaults (41 to 36), robberies (27 to 23), burglaries (211 to 183), and thefts from vehicles/vehicle prowls (241 to 200). Edmonds experienced zero murders during 2010, down from two in 2009.

Traffic collisions were down (655 to 632) while traffic citations/infractions issued were up (5494 to 5778). DUI arrests were up significantly in 2010 (169) from 2009 (115).

The numbers since 1992 are available for download as an EXCEL excel spreadsheet HERE

Below are two excerpts from the "Service Efforts and Accomplishments: 2012-2013" report.

ANALYSIS
The “Crime Rate”

Total Part I Crimes

 
Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

“Part I Crimes” is a category of crimes established by the U. S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that consists of murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson. Part I Crimes compared to the population are known as the “Crime Index” or “Crime Rate.” (The Crime Rate is known as the Modified Crime Index when arson data is included.) Part I crimes are, by definition, felony crimes.







Neighboring Cities "Part I Crime Comparison"

Below is a two year comparison of the “Modified Crime Index” for neighboring cities that are contiguous with the City of Edmonds.

Three Year Comparison
“Part II Crimes” consist of all other crimes not included in the Part I Crimes category. Part II Crimes vary in definition due to differences in local laws. Some examples locally include simple assault, malicious mischief, vehicle prowl, fraud, forgery, narcotics violations and sex offenses (excluding forcible rape).

For more detail see the  20122013AnnualReportFinal.pdf  report.